By Louise England and Long Dong King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution Group

Prior to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Guidelines on Evidence (Guidelines) coming into effect on 1 March 2015, CIETAC tribunals relied on a combination of the Arbitration Law of the People’s Republic of China (Arbitration Law), the CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2015 (Arbitration Rules), the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (IBA Rules) and “the Chinese principles of evidence in civil litigation that are suitable for use in arbitration” when determining evidentiary matters.

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